SUBMARINE GO Semi-submerged Underwater Viewing Tourist Vessel
The SUBMARINE GO, a semi-submerged underwater viewing tourist vessel, was delivered to Ushibuka Kanko Marine K.K. by Tamano Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in March, 1997. Twenty-four (24) of these types of vessels have been ordered since 1988.
The vessel, an original type, has a submerged cabin with windows for viewing underwater world (coral and tropical plant, etc.), which is able to give a spectacular view like a submarine, but it never dives.
1. Submerged Windows
Looking windows (525 mm x 525 mm x 28 sets, Thickness： 40 mm) are made of highly strengthened acrylic resin.
2. Very High Safety
For the purpose of fail-safe, buoyancy tanks are provided above the submerged cabin, which keep reasonable air-gap for passengers in case of flooding within the cabin.
3. Comfortable Ride
Special fins provided on the underwater side shell reduce rolling or pitching, and stabilize the vessel.
4. Low Noise
Main engines are mounted on rubber vibration insulators, which is effective in subduing noise in the cabin.
5. Easy Operation
The vessel can be operated by one man in the steering room on the upper deck, who has a license for operation of small craft in Japan.